I dined here with my mother last week. I am not a fan of Italian food (yeah, I know, that's weird b/c everybody loves it, right?) while it is my mother's favourite cuisine. She was visiting from out of town so I thought this restaurant would be a treat - and it was.
A 20 minute walk from Sloane Square tube station, Osteria dell'Arancio is a charming Italian restaurant on the corner bend of King's Road. I would definitely recommend making dinner reservations because nearly every single table on Thursday evening had been booked.
You know how they say that you're in a good restaurant if the patrons are from the country the restaurant's cuisine is? Nearly every single table was speaking in Italian - which must mean this restaurant serves authentic style Italian - unlike some chains that will remain nameless.
I ordered the carpaccio as a starter and the appetizer sized tagliolini con gamberi, porri e peperoncino while my mother had the larger portion of carbonara. We both had two glasses of wine and overall the price was not ridiculously crazy, as some people here have written. I thought the prices were reasonable (this IS Chelsea, after all), the food was delicious and flavorful and the atmosphere was jovial - not at all stuffy.
As I said earlier, I definitely don't eat Italian food on a regular basis (maybe once a year?) but am thinking about returning with my husband later this month.
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